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T.J. Raphael

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T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

The Biggest Election Winner: Oil

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Republicans now control the Senate, and they also support the $5.4 billion TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, which would link Canada's oil sands with refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Tennessee Lawmaker Hopes to Regulate Abortion

Thursday, November 06, 2014

On Tuesday, Tennessee voters passed the controversial Amendment 1, giving the legislature greater leeway to regulate abortion. One GOP lawmaker explains what laws she'd like to see.

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New Album Features Obituaries Set to Song

Thursday, November 06, 2014

A few years ago, Jascha Hoffman was a freelancer writing obituaries and struggling to write songs for a third album. He soon realized that the two vocations went well together.

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The Impact of the Midterms at Home & Abroad

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

What do the midterm election results say about the American electorate, and the country's place in the world? Listen to our analysis and share your own thoughts.

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Post-Midterms, The Future of the American Parties

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

What's in store for the future of the donkey and the elephant? Two voices from the American political divide weigh in on the wins, the losses, and the future of their parties.

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Republicans Clinch The Senate

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The 2014 midterm elections were good to the Republican party, which gained seats at the federal and state level, even in Democratic strongholds. 

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Voters Gave Themselves a Pay Hike

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Working class Americans secured large victories during the 2014 midterms, with four red state Republican strongholds voting to raise the state minimum wages over the next few years.

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Judicial Elections: The New Political Battleground

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

In the past, judicial elections were rarely politicized as judges managed stayed above the partisan fray. That's not so in 2014. 

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Following The Money in The $4 Billion Midterms

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

With a price tag of nearly $4 billion, the 2014 midterm elections are the most expensive in American history. An investigative reporter follows the money trail. 

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Remembering Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

For years, Tom Magliozzi and his brother Ray—"Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers"—gave listeners more than just car advice. They redefined what public radio could be.

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The Politics of Playing Football

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Who plays and doesn't play football is an increasingly partisan issue, according to a new column by The New York Times' David Leonhardt.

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What Breaks an Addiction to War

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Filmmaker Sebastian Junger says the addictive nature of covering battle makes the transition to civilian life so difficult, but seeing a colleague die makes it too hard to keep going.

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Lone Star Nation: How Texas is Transforming America

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Election Day in Texas may not have any big cliff hangers, but the state is proving to be a laboratory for 21st century American politics.

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America's Lost (And Found) Apples

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Did you know there were once 17,000 different varieties grown in North America? Dan Bussey recently completed an encyclopedia of all these apples, and sadly, most of them are gone now.

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Rejoice! The Horrible Election Ads Are Finally Over

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

It's Election Day, which means we can finally say goodbye to nasty political ads—at least for 10 minutes. To celebrate, we created some fake ads that are just as awful as the real thing.

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The Hypnotic Power of Bach

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

This November, our friends at WQXR are bringing you a month-long tribute to the magnetic and hypnotic music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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It's Time to Rethink Counterterrorism

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Thousands of veterans have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the Middle East has grown only more chaotic with the rising tide of the Islamic State.

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U.N. Leader Offers Hope in Fight Against Ebola

Monday, November 03, 2014

Though the virus is killing thousands and frightening millions more, the fight against Ebola is in generating international cooperation on a scale not seen since the end of WWII.

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How the Fight for the Gray Wolf Was Won & Lost

Monday, November 03, 2014

The federal government’s reintroduction of the gray wolf in the 1990s was a success from a wildlife perspective, but a political disaster with lasting impact.

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A Midterm Prediction as The Clock Ticks Down

Monday, November 03, 2014

Election Day is almost upon us, and some wonder what's in store for not just the president, but the Democrats as well. You can also find your polling place here.

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